Lumen News – May 20, 2021

Important Upcoming Dates:

  • June 4-5: Parking Lot GARAGE SALE! (details below)
  • June 7-11: Boys Basketball Camp in the Valley  (details below)
  • June 14 – 17: Girls Basketball Camp in the Valley
  • July 12-15: Girls Basketball Camp @ Lumen

Principal’s Update:

It’s official – we’re moving to a 7:30a start time in the fall. Thanks to everyone for their input, we do feel that aligning our schedule with ASD’s allows for a greater flexibility for those Archangels who wish to take afternoon classes at King Tech, pursue job and/or internship opportunities.  More details to follow.

In the meantime, have a wonderful summer and we’ll see everyone in August!

Campus Ministry:

Just a few items for the summer!

  • Here is a great family idea for service hours this summer. The Holy Spirit Center on Hillside Drive is looking for families or individuals to “adopt a station” for the summer.  This entails weeding, planting and upkeeping the area around one of the beautiful outdoor Stations of the Cross this summer. There are two stations remaining that need to be “adopted.” This is a really great way to get outside with family and/or friends and enjoy the outdoors while enhancing the beautiful Stations of the Cross pathway.  Call or text Sandy at  907-855-1101 if you are interested.

  • Happy Birthday to Noah Cruz this week!

God bless all of our students and families this summer. We hope for rest, adventure, and joyful Faith for you!

Summer Blessing for Families

May we make our homes places of relaxation,

joy, love, peace and safety.

May we be generous and considerate,

not thinking only about ourselves,

but helping others enjoy the blessings of the summertime.

Lord God, Creator of all things,

guide our steps and strengthen our hearts

during these months of summer and vacation days.

Grant us refreshment of mind and body.

May we constantly strive to make a meaningful difference

in the lives of our loved ones and in the world around us

as we enjoy the warm days of summertime.

We ask this through Christ our Lord.

Amen.

Prayer Spot

  • For our teenagers

  • For victims of violent crime

  • For an end to capital punishment and abortion

  • For an end to violence

  • For special intentions requested

Memorial Doors – Archangel Chapel

If you’ve ever been in the Archangel Chapel in the school, you’ll have seen amazing hand drawn portraits of different saints on each of the doors (pictured below is St. Teresa of Calcutta.) The cost for renovating the chapel is financed through the sponsorship of these memorial doors; there are 22 total but just 5 remain.   The cost to sponsor a door is $600 and includes a framed saint portrait (donor’s choice) drawn by a Catholic professor at the Saint Paul Seminary, an engraved memorial plaque bearing the deceased’s name, dates of life, and a Scripture quote also of the donor’s choosing.  Please contact Fr. Tom at 317-9042 or tlilly@stbenedictsak.com for more information.

LUMENary Drive:

It’s been a while since we’ve had an update on our fundraising drive, but have been tallying final numbers.  Drum roll please……Drrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr….$76,035!!! WAY. TO. GO. GENEROUS. DONORS. ONE. AND. ALL!!!

More than 50% of our families were able to participate, representing 27% of all giving! If we add in extended family (because loads of grandmas and grandpas and aunts and uncles and cousins and friends as near and dear as any family member gave too….) Yes, if we add all those big hearts in as well, it takes us up an additional $10,975 for a combined “Lumen family + friends” donation level of $31,295, which is 41% of the total raised.  Seriously outstanding! Because of all of our generous donors, be it time, talent or treasure, our students are able to do great things.  THANK YOU.

Archangel Sports:

As soon as June & July BASKETBALL camp information is finalized, an email will be sent to all incoming 9th-12th grade families. Coaches are still trying to hammer out those details, thanks for your patience!

Ditto on August SOCCER camp, High School Practices will start late July, Jr. High will start early August. Once start dates and practice info is available, we’ll do a blanket email to all students to make sure we don’t miss anyone.

Front Office News:

Summer Office Hours

Just kidding – there are NO summer office hours. Messages will be checked daily, so do call/text or email if you need anything. Chances are either Mrs. Brewer or I (Ms. Gore) will be around in the school most of the summer but we’re not posting any official hours. Call/text/email is the way to go.

Summer Skill Building Sessions

Beat the summer brain drain…info below as a reminder! Questions? Want to sign up? Email Mrs. Zorea or Mrs. Reed at szorea@lumenchristiak.com or kreed@lumenchristiak.com.

Online Summer School & Fall Classes

Do. Not. Forget! If you have a high school student doing any online classes over the summer – you MUST get those approved by Mrs. Brewer first.  We cannot guarantee credit if you don’t have have those reviewed first. Please, please check with her before registering for anything.

Garage Sale

Gigantic parking lot sale, June 4th & 5th. You can start dropping donations off Tuesday, June 1st at the school. Get a jump on Share Hours for next year by volunteering to help sort & set up on Thursday, June 3rd…email the front office at lchs@lumenchristiak.com if interested.

And finally….

Thanks to all of you for an amazing, COVID crazy year.  Years from now, someone will ask your son or daughter “What did you do during the pandemic?” and in contrast to thousands of their peers, they’ll be able to say “I was at Lumen Christi. A small private school in Anchorage, Alaska.  It was a pain in the neck wearing a mask, being socially distanced, sitting behind desk shields, hand sanitizing 10x a day….but we all did it. We all worked together and kept our school healthy. We were able to continue learning in person.”

All the very best – Anne

 

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